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Definition of pace preposition from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//ˈpɑkeɪ//
, NAmE//ˈpeɪsi//
(from Latin) (formal)
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used before a person's name to express polite disagreement with what they have said The evidence suggests, pace Professor Jones, that… (= Professor Jones has a different opinion). see also pace1
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pace